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In a conference call with reporters on Thursday, Sandy Alderson said Johan Santana is in a normal progression for Spring Training, throwing from around 75 feet on consecutive days.
Despite Alderson’s belief Santana should be ready to go for Spring Training, he warned:
“I didn’t want to set off alarms the last time I talked about this, but we are talking about somebody who’s coming off a long rehab. I think ultimately the questions are going to be answered in spring training, not beforehand. The answers in terms of his ability to come back and pitch consistently on normal days rest.”
Santana underwent surgery to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder in September, 2010. He has not pitched in a major league game since, although he had several rehab outings over the course of the 2011 season. He went 11-9 with a 2.98 ERA in 199 innings in 2010, and he’s entering the fifth year of a six-year, $137.5 million contract he signed before the 2008 season.
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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson expects Johan Santana to be ready for spring training, saying Thursday the left-hander has been throwing for three weeks and that he should be "ready to go."
Alderson created a stir last month when he said he was unsure if Santana would be back by the beginning of the season.
However in a conference call with reporters, Alderson spoke...
During a conference call with the teams beat writers yesterday afternoon, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Johan Santana is in a “normal progression” for spring training and “he should be ready to go at that point.”
I didn’t want to set off alarms the last time I talked about this, but we are talking about someone who is coming off a long rehab. I think...
Johan Santana is roughly three weeks in to his off-season throwing program, Sandy Alderson said today during a conference call with the team’s beat reporters.
According to Alderson, Santana is throwing on consecutive days and from about 75 feet. ”We expect to see him in Spring Training and ready to go at that point,” he said.
In addition, Alderson said:
He is looking to fill...
Sandy Alderson talks to the media
Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters this afternoon and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was kind enough to transcribe most of the details.
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Mets GM Sandy Alderson says he's still not sure if Santana will come back and pitch regularly
With no splashy offseason additions to the team, the Mets are counting on improvements from its existing players, particularly recuperating pitcher Johan Santana.
Mets pitcher Johan Santana is three weeks into his normal offseason throwing program, general manager Sandy Alderson said Thursday, throwing off flat ground on consecutive days from a distance of 75 feet.
Expecting no major moves before the start of spring training next month, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson thinks his payroll-cutting team can improve on last year's 77-85 record and fourth-place finish in the NL East.
''I think our greatest avenue of improvement is internal. I think that if you look at the pitching as well as the position players, we'...
Photo by Michael BaronSandy Alderson stated that the team would be interested in bringing back Chris Young if the situation was right and yesterday during his conference call admitted that he has met with Young. In regard to the pitcher he will not be ready to return to start the season but has stated he would like to rehab with a team instead of signing after he's healthy.
Sandy Alderson said on a conference call yesterday that, in addition to a right-handed outfielder and a stop-gap shortstop, he’s still looking for a ‘swingman.’
“We continue to try to add depth at Triple-A to give us the potential for the emergency call-up guys that have some major league experience, but not necessarily guys that we expect to make the club out of spring training...